CFAN is helping to create an FASD-informed community where people impacted by FASD can develop their potential within a caring network of support and respect.
With a better understanding of the causes and effects of FASD, systems and service providers and community members can respond to individuals and families with appropriate supports, expectations and strategies for prevention.
CFAN staff and volunteer educators offer three different workshops tailored to the needs and goals of the audience. We are available for formal and informal presentations and enjoy working with both large and small audiences, from professionals to community members. Typical presentations range from 1 - 2 hours, but can be customized for staff meetings, lunch-and-learns, or any other learning opportunity.
For more information, call 403-249-7215 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org To book a workshop, please submit the adjacent Request a Workshop form.
FASD 101 is an introductory-level session on FASD for community groups delivered by volunteer educators who are passionate about sharing the realities, challenges and joys of parenting a child with FASD. In this workshop, participants will learn about the common challenges facing children, youth and adults impacted by FASD and practical strategies for offering support and care. Opportunities for prevention will also be explored.
The Prevention Conversation
The Prevention Conversation is a practice-based workshop that aims to equip health and social service providers with the knowledge and skills to engage in brief, non-judgmental conversation about alcohol and pregnancy. Studies show brief interventions such as these are effective tools to inform and help change behaviour. In these interactive sessions, participants will
- learn about FASD, its prevalence in Alberta and the effects on individuals and families
- discuss the factors that influence alcohol use during pregnancy
- review recent research in FASD prevention, including evidence for best practice
- learn and practice strategies for talking about alcohol use with your clients
- learn about community resources available for women at risk of alcohol-exposed pregnancy
Best Practices in FASD Supports
In this workshop, participants will learn evidence-based, FASD-informed strategies that assist service providers to identify and modify supports for individuals and families impacted by FASD to help set them up for success. Typical intake and service provision in areas such as justice, child and family services, mental health and addictions, and homelessness may miss the particular needs of individuals with FASD, creating barriers and challenges that lead to poor outcomes.This workshop is tailored to professionals in sectors such as justice, housing, and domestic violence.
Supported by The Calgary Foundation.
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